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July 2017
  • 7th July 2017 - Friday
  • Capital Factory
  • 701 Brazos Street, Austin, TX.

3DS Austria to Austin Final Pitches

Join us for the final pitches offered by twenty-three (23) standout Austrian university and Fachhochschule students who have embarked on a high-energy, boot camp-intense, international entrepreneurial journey. The students will demonstrate the early-stage companies they have created in the 3 Day Startup program. During their time in Austin, the student entrepreneurs will attend the 3DS Global Roundup (an annual conference of great doers, thinkers, and makers at universities around the world), gain exposure to one of the most innovative cities in…

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Facebook Live Interview of Mandela Washington Fellows

In collaboration with the International Office at the University of Texas at Austin and the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, please join the World Affairs Council on Facebook for a live interview of four young entrepreneurs visiting Austin from Zimbabwe, Central African Republic, Togo and Nigeria. The four Mandela Washington Fellows to be interviewed: Josephine Mahachi (Zimbabwe) is a media practitioner, investment consultant, businesswoman and the host and creator of Click Africa, a television show that broadcasts across…

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Mandela Washington Fellowship Pitch Competition

In collaboration with the International Office at The University of Texas at Austin you are invited to the 4th Annual Mandela Washington Fellowship –  Pitch Competition! The 25 Fellows participating in UT Austin’s Business and Entrepreneurship Institute will each present a 5-minute pitch. Please RSVP via the link.   Please follow and like us:

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August 2017

Doing Business in Japan Seminar

Experience Japan at the Oita Summer Festival!   You won’t want to miss the “Doing Business in Japan” seminar during the Festival.  Texas exported over $6 billion in goods and services to Japan in 2016.  This represents a 22% increase from 2015.  Japan is also a top five export market for central Texas companies.  Be sure to attend this informative session to learn more from our friends at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). This session will include an overview of…

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September 2017
Carlos González Gutiérrez

Annual Fiesta de El Grito de Independencia

In collaboration with the Consulate General of Mexico, the Fiesta de Independencia Foundation,  the City of Austin, Univision, the State Preservation Board, and the Mexican American Legislative Caucus, Austin’s annual Fiesta de El Grito de Independencia is a musical celebration and historical re-enactment of Mexico’s call for independence from Spain.  The event takes place each year on the South Steps of the State Capitol. The Fiesta de El Grito was relocated to the grounds of the State Capitol and taken…

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Member Social

To end the year and thank you for your membership, we’re hosting a member social.  At the event, you will get the opportunity to meet other members from across the community. Please RSVP via your emailed invitation. Your presence is greatly appreciated. If you are not yet a member, please visit our membership page to sign up and receive your invitation.   Please follow and like us:

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Navigating Business Overseas—Without Falling on Your Assumptions


Intercultural communication can complicate business practices. Here’s your chance to practice and learn to recognize your own cultural orientation; notice and identify cultural tendencies in any environment; predict problems culture-based difference will cause in the workplace; and develop management strategies. McCombs School of Business faculty members Deirdre Mendez, Orlando Kelm, and John N. Doggett will use real-world examples and audience feedback to show you how to recognize and manage cultural differences on international partnerships, teams, and projects of all kinds. Parking…

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Truth Stranger Than Fiction? How Thrillers are a Window into how U.S. Foreign Policy Really Works

In collaboration with the Austin School Lecture Series, the World Affairs Council of Austin is pleased to feature a presentation by Todd Moss, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, now senior fellow at the Center for Global Development in Washington DC and a nonresident scholar at Rice University’s Baker Institute in Houston.  Todd’s work focuses on US-Africa relations, energy policy, and private investment. Previously, he has been a professor at the London School of Economics (LSE) and…

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October 2017

Second Annual Texas-Latin America Business Summit

The World Affairs Council of Austin will present the Texas-Latin America Business Summit on October 18th.  The Summit brings trade promotion experts and business decision-makers together for panels and meetings.  The event is a unique face-to-face opportunity for Austin corporate representatives to make connections and learn about current inbound and outbound business opportunities with Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, and other nations. The Second Annual Summit will include a LATAM market overview by Gary Hoover, Founder of Hoover’s Online and first Entrepreneur-in-Residence…

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Infrastructure Opportunities in Emerging Markets: Utilizing Commerce, USTDA and MCC

Please join the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce and the World Affairs Council of Austin for a special event highlighting several key federal government resources available to Austin-area businesses looking to do business in emerging markets. The event will feature presentations and a panel discussion with the following guests: Karen Parker – Director & International Trade Specialist at the U.S. Commercial Service – Austin, the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration which helps U.S. companies get started…

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